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Cyanide-free gold plating solutions


I would like to know of a GOOD cyanide-free gold, I have used cyanide gold in the past, and besides being illegal and making me woozy feeling, its has worked wonders and made me hundreds. I want to gold plate legally, and safety is still a concern even though I now use an air supply system, that I bought for car painting. I am using a gold fx system and I will need a gold that can withstand high current.

I would very much like a recipe for an acid base solution, just like the Cyanide solution, if anyone has a good one, I would love to see it.

I was wondering if anyone had a good recipe for cyanide free/sulphite gold bath solution, in detail for, if you do it will be very much appreciated.


barrett russell
Barrett Russell
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada


Ferrocyanide gold bath:
HAuCl4........40 gm
potassium ferrocyanide.....200 gm
sodium carbonate.......50 gm
water..................1 lit
anode SS or Au,7o C

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia


Phosphate gold bath(19. century):

1 gm gold chloride
75 gm sodium phosphate
2,5 gm sodium sulphite
1 lit water
SS anode,and it works and is non toxic!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia

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